'You can't change society if you can't fight for power'

'You can't change society if you can't fight for power'

Advocate Madan Lal, who is AAP MLA from Kasturba Nagar, very well lives his love for culture. He has a list of events where he participated in cultural programmes in India and abroad. His love with folk dance, music and art, led him to United States of America, Russia, Spain, Britain and many other countries around the world.

“Apart from my profession as an advocate, I always spent a lot of time with folk artists. I also run an NGO for deprived artists and provide legal aid to many of them. I have been practicing as a lawyer from year 1981 and I was elected as president of bar association twice and secretary of different bar associations,” he told Deccan Herald.

Lal, who has travelled half of the world as a manager of cultural groups, however, remembers his finest trip with cultural artists as Kargil.

“I travelled with my group to Kargil in year 1999 to perform and boost the morale of our jawans. It was a historic trip as only five days after we returned from there, the Kargil war broke out,”

He claims that he gets satisfaction by indulging in cultural programmes and he remains “imandaar” with his practice as a lawyer.

He enjoys spending weekends with kids. “I love small kids, especially those who are between the age of 5-8 years. At weekends or whenever I get spare time from work, I love to go out with kids in the park or zoo or any other place close to nature,” he said. Asked about the reason behind his move to become a member of AAP and then contest an election, he said, “I was closely watching the Anna Hazare’s movement against corruption. And at the end of his last indefinite fast at Jantar Mantar in Delhi, I was shocked with government’s apathy. When Arvind Kejriwal decided to form a political party, I strongly supported his move.”

Lal believes that if a person wants to change the society, he must contest elections and grab power.

“People should contest in the elections. If anyone has problems with the society and he wants to change it, then he must not think about being blamed as a politician and contest in the elections to grab the power.”

“Power is the centre of change, if you cannot fight for it, you can never change the society,” he said.

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